I wish to share something I had in my Google in box today. If we are to uphold women's rights we must address the illness as a whole and the interconnectedness of the attacks on our democracy.
A Lion’s Tale, A New Parable for Our Time
By Nicholas Wiedenhoeft
There is a Moron and a Lion. Between the two there is a large block wall. The lion laments to the moron: “If only this block wall were torn down then our lives would be perfect, for only by ridding ourselves from the tyranny of this cursed wall can we be free to experience our true potential. This wall is holding us back, I tell you. Tear down this wall!”
The Moron hears the Lion’s words and thinks to himself, “Boy, that lion is really on to something. He’s right; we have to tear down this wall. It’s surely the cause of all my problems!” So with financial backing from the Pride of Lions the Moron goes out and forms the Tear Down the Wall Party, we'll call them the "T" Party for short. With the help of his fellow Morons he begins to tear the wall down.
The Morons work franticly to tear down the wall but because they’re morons, and necessarily somewhat inept, and because the wall is so well and carefully made their progress is slow. Then the Moron looks to his right and sees a Republican next to him working franticly, he says to the Republican, "What the hell do you think your doing?" and the Republican replies, "Oh, the Lions are paying me to help tear down this wall." Then the Moron looks to his left and sees a Democrat and says, “Why are you cradling that block in your arms?” and the Democrat says, "Well, I don’t feel I can do anything to stop or reverse the destruction of the wall, but I will preserve this one block because it’s mine. I can hide behind it when the Lions come. This block alone will surely protect me!"
Finally, the Morons succeed in making a substantial breach in the wall and just as they do the Lions leap through the breach devouring them all. However, with characteristic lack of foresight, having eaten everyone the Lions soon die of starvation and their bones are scavenged by a flock of Chinese Vultures.
The moral of the story: The wall is there for a reason, you Moron! It protects Morons and Lions alike.